Healdsburg Puts Fluoridation on Ballot
The Santa Rosa Press- Democrat reports the Healdsburg City Council has agreed to put the city's 60 year old practice of water fluoridation on the ballot in November. Some on the city council feel the city should provide an argument for continuing the practice. There seems to be more than enough residents opposed to provide the argument against.
A question: Should the city provide the argument in favor of fluoridation if there aren't any residents willing to get together and make an argument of their own? Maybe so. Nice to have two sides presented, but something about the city making the argument rubs me the wrong way.
This will be interesting depending on the outcome. I'll be happy if the anti- fluoride forces prevail, but what exactly would that mean? Is it a victory for individual choice, the supposed science being touted against fluoridation, or both?